The often-missed town of Fleurier, just around the corner from Lake Neuchâtel has two important resident labels: Chopard and Bovet. The former has had its production based in the region for a long time, but recently expanded its production with a much larger facility. Meanwhile, Bovet occupies a castle, Môtiers, which was acquired by the brand from the state and turned into its luxurious headquarters with an incredible view of the surrounding landscape. A rare art that’s also found in the region is an engraving technique known as Fleurisanne engraving, which is nearly a lost skill today. Fleurier also houses the Foundation Qualite Fleurier (FQF) testing facility, one of the most punishing public certificates of watch performance in Switzerland.